The existence of an international Jewish conspiracy or international Zionist conspiracy is an anti-Semitic canard which regularly features in various racist conspiracy theories. The blood libel , or conspiratorial slur that Jews kill gentile babies to use their blood in the preparation of Passover matzos, goes back to antiquity even back to before the advent of Christianity. In medieval Europe , outbreaks of disease were commonly blamed on Jews poisoning wells, which led to pogroms , murders , and the Jews being forced by the governing authorities to live in segregated areas of cities called ghettos. It was only in modern times that the Catholic Church stopped assigning blame to the Jews for their purported deicide of Jesus Christ. In medieval Europe, Jews were accused of re-enacting Jesus's crucifixion and death by stabbing or mutilating the host , which Catholics believe are transubstantiated into the body of Christ. In , an American magazine published that Benjamin Franklin delivered an anti-Semitic speech at the Constitutional Convention urging that Jews not be admitted to the United States. Franklin's so-called prophecy was allegedly recorded in a "private diary" of Charles Pinckney, Constitutional Convention delegate from South Carolina , that is now in the possession of the Franklin Institute.
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (Russian: or The Protocols of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion is a fabricated antisemitic text purporting to describe a Jewish plan for global domination. The existence of an international Jewish conspiracy (or international to be the manual of a Jewish secret society planning world domination.
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion Russian: The hoax, which was shown to be plagiarized from several earlier sources, some not antisemitic in nature,  was first published in Russia in , translated into multiple languages, and disseminated internationally in the early part of the 20th century. According to the claims made by some of its publishers, the Protocols are the minutes of a late 19th-century meeting where Jewish leaders discussed their goal of global Jewish hegemony by subverting the morals of Gentiles , and by controlling the press and the world's economies. Henry Ford funded printing of , copies that were distributed throughout the United States in the s.
Traits ascribed to Jews that are seen as negative in the West, such as a disproportionate control over world events and finances, are welcomed and valued in Japan, claims a Japanese history professor from Jerusalem. Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter. Professor Ben Ami Shiloni, professor emeritus of Japanese history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has published a book about Jewish-Japanese ties and believes that the two peoples have developed a consciousness and feel uniqueness compared to other nations. Japanese pro-Israel Makuya Mishkan movement Photo: ELi Mandelbaum. For centuries Japan was closed to the outside world and only in the 19th century did the country open up to commerce with the West.